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Chemnitz Computer Scientist Makes Name for Himself in Artificial Intelligence

“AI 2000 Annual List:” Prof. Dr. Martin Gaedke is one of the most influential scientists worldwide in the field of artificial intelligence

Prof. Dr. Martin Gaedke, Chair of Distributed and Self-Organizing Systems (link: ) and Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science at Chemnitz University of Technology, is one of the world's most influential experts in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). This is according to the current AI 2000 Most Influential Scholars (Link: ) ranking from the AMiner online service for academic analysis. The system, which was developed at Tsinghua University in China, now contains information on over 136 million researchers, 230 million publications and 80,000 conferences. For the ranking, the 2,000 most influential researchers in the field of AI were identified within 20 categories. Gaedke was ranked 39th worldwide in the Knowledge Engineering category, and was thus honored in the list of candidates for the AI 2000 Most Influential Scholars Honorable Mention.

Gaedke's research focuses on Web Engineering, Linked Data Management and smart IoT systems. Here he uses Artificial Intelligence especially for multimodal human-machine interaction, decision support and improvement of applications of data-driven value creation in the data economy. At Chemnitz University of Technology, he is, among other things, project manager within the Collaborative Research Centre "Hybrid Societies" (link: ) from the German Research Foundation, in which future forms of interaction between humans and technology are investigated. Gaedke has published over 210 papers to date.

For the automatic generation of the annual AI-2000 list, the academic AMiner data system uses citation counts of the scientists as well as the classification of their publications into the top class of the last ten years - in this case this was done on December 24, 2019. The classification of the research results and the placement of the scientists in the categories associated with the AI is based on authoritative classification systems in computer science, including those of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the China Computer Federation (CCF) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), as well as proposals by experts and scientists from around the world. The relevant database for 2009 to 2019 comprises 140,377 contributions including 43 leading conferences, including the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) and the International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR), as well as renowned journals. The list of the 2,000 most influential researchers includes a total of 106 researchers from Germany across all 20 categories, 1,126 come from the USA, 174 from China.

About Prof. Dr. Martin Gaedke

Martin Gaedke was born in 1971 in Bielefeld and studied computer science at the University of Karlsruhe (TH) until 1997, where he completed his doctorate at the Telecooperation Office in 2000. Afterwards he was a research assistant at the Institute for Telematics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and during this time also lecturer at the TU Braunschweig. Since 2002 he has been co-editor of the Journal of Web Engineering and since 2006 president of the International Society for Web Engineering. In March 2007 he was appointed the Chair of Distributed and Self-Organizing Systems cum spe at Chemnitz Universitz of Technology, which was followed by a regular appointment in September 2007. Research stays took him to the New Jersey Institute of Technology (USA), the University of the Basque Country (Spain) and the Universidad La Plata (Argentina), among others. In 2011 and 2019 Gaedke was a visiting professor at the Vienna University of Technology (Austria). As an Invited Expert of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) he has been involved in the development of standards for a secure web since 2011. Since 2018 he is a member of the IT Advisory Board of the Foundation for University Admissions. In research and teaching he is active in the areas of Web Engineering, Linked Data Management and Distributed Systems and pursues the goal of improving the collaboration of people, organizations and devices in the hyperlinked society. Since 2019 he has been Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science at Chemnitz University of Technology. Before that he was Dean of Studies and Vice Dean at his faculty.

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Martin Gaedke, phone 0371 531-36509, e-mail

(Author: Mario Steinebach / Translation: Chelsea Burris)

Mario Steinebach

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